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Dismembered Goat Cheese Hand in Beet-Blood Orange Splatter

Dismembered Goat Cheese Hand in Beet-Blood Orange Splatter
Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times

A ghoulish dismembered goat cheese hand has hints of onion-dip deliciousness with the addition of ground nigella seeds. (Along with black peppercorns, they also tint the dead limb a ghastly gray.) The beet purée “blood” coming out of the hand’s ... Read more

1 hour, largely unattended. Serves 12.

Goat Cheese Hand

  • ¾ teaspoon nigella seeds
  • ¼ teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 8 ounces goat cheese, softened
  • 3 to 4 tablespoons heavy cream
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 disposable medium-size glove, made of thin latex or plastic and powder-free

Beet and Orange Blood Splatter

  • 8 ounces peeled and steamed beets
  • 1 small garlic clove, smashed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh blood orange juice (from 1 small blood orange)
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 radicchio or purple endive leaf, cut into thin slivers
  • Pita chips or other chips or crackers, for serving
The hand in the glove and the beet purée can be refrigerated separately for up to 3 days before serving.

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